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Justice (Mrs) Chandra Ekanayake Sworn-in as the Acting Chief Justice before the President
Supreme Court Judge Mrs. Chandra Ekanayake was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Maithripala Sirisena this morning (June 8) at Presidential Secretariat. Secretary to the President P.B. Abeykoon was also present in the occasion. - Asian Tribune -
09.06.2015 - 07:49
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A ride in Peter's ‘tuk-tuk’!
No vacation is complete for me without having a ride in Peter’s ‘tuk-tuk’ – three-wheeler, at least a ride from Wellawatta to Galle Face Green. It is not only the airy ride that I enjoy but Peter’s narration of political situation in the country. We hit on very well since we both had the identica...
09.06.2015 - 07:43 By S.H.Moulana -Riyadh
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An Electrifying Evening with Tanya – Accomplished Sri Lankan pianist’s performance in London
Musical instruments, regardless of the individual type, we were told, generate soothing notes by a simple physical process of resonance. If the musician in question could effortlessly extend the very process beyond the instrument of her choice, straight into the audience in such a way that the human...
09.06.2015 - 18:12 Hemantha Abeywardena writes from London…
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UN’s phone call pushes fickle Lanka for 20A reforms
As two scenarios on Parliamentary dissolution being speculated in Colombo, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has called for a series of crucial political meetings today and tomorrow (June 08 & 09). The meetings –Cabinet, public as well as one-to-one with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesin...
09.06.2015 - 07:22
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Ranil Wickremesinghe challenges those Parliamentarians whether they have any mandate from the people to form a Government?
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe challenges those Parliamentarians who have filed a no confidence motion against him whether they have any mandate from the people of this country to form a Government? He said those who were bringing the no-confidence motion against him were trying to grab power...
09.06.2015 - 07:17
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PM Modi in Dhaka: India and Bangladesh settle border dispute, flag off Bangla-India bus services!
On June 06 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden visit to Dhaka, India and Bangladesh sealed a historic agreement that will settle a 41-year-old land boundary dispute through exchange of territories, removing a major irritant in bilateral ties. Even ahead of his visit, Modi had said...
09.06.2015 - 07:15 By Dr. Abdul Ruff
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Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) celebrates Silver Jubilee amidst fanfare
Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) celebrates Silver Jubilee amidst fanfare The Muaythai Federation of India (MFI) completes 25 years of its existence and a grand “Silver Jubilee” celebration of the MFI has been successfully organized here at SAI Indoor Boxing Stadium, Khuman Lampak, Imphal Saturday...
09.06.2015 - 07:11
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Saffronizing Ambedkar to serve Hindutva Ideology
If Hitler were alive, would you be amused if he had laid a floral wreath at the Auschwitz? Well, facts are sometimes stranger than fiction. And that is why don’t be surprised to learn that on April 14 of this year, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who heads the BJP party – a Hindutvadi fascist p...
09.06.2015 - 07:04 By Dr. Habib Siddiqui
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Gilgit – Baltistan goes to polls on June 8 amidst pre-poll rigging charges
Gilgit-Baltistan goes to polls on June 8 to elect its second legislative assembly; the opposition is charging the Pakistan Muslim League (N) of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with indulging in rigging even before the first ballot is cast. While all elections held in Pakistan are known to be rigged to v...
09.06.2015 - 07:07 By Malladi Rama Rao
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June 1984-Glummest Month of Sikh Community
Responsible welfare states irrespective of religion, language, casts, sects, and culture certainly need to protect the rights of its inhabitants whether they belong to majority or majority segments of society. Failing which can stimulate irrecoverable differences, widening the gaps among the societ...
06.06.2015 - 10:41 By Zaheerul Hassan
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Thinacheithi.com – The new Tamil websites
Nearly 20 new websites owners/ Chief Editors of News websites operating from Sri Lanka were present yesterday for an interview at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information. Mr. B.K.S. Ravindra, Additional Secretary (Development & Planning) of the Ministry of Mass Media and Information headed...
06.06.2015 - 10:35
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Rev. Noel Emmanuel Christian- New Bishop of Trincomalee
The Pope has accepted the resignation presented by Bishop Joseph Kingsley Swamipillai, from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Trincomalee, in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law and has appointed Rev. Noel Emmanuel Christian, presently Episcopal Vicar and General Treasurer of th...
06.06.2015 - 10:11
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Pakistan’s Army Chief arrives in Sri Lanka
Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif is arriving in Sri Lanka, this afternoon, on a long overdue visit, on the invitation of his Sri Lankan counterpart Lieutenant General A W J C De Silva. The 4 day visit will be General Sharif’s first visit to Sri Lanka. General Raheel Shari...
06.06.2015 - 10:02
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Burmese Democracy Activist Sentenced To Two Years Imprisonment On Defamation Charges
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is concerned at reports that Htin Lin Oo, the former information officer of the National League for Democracy (NLD), has been handed a two-year prison sentence following his conviction on charges of insulting religion. Htin Lin Oo was charged under articles 295...
06.06.2015 - 09:56
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‘The boss’ dominates Arab music world!
‘The boss’ – ‘Limuallem’ is the latest release from the young talented Moroccan artist, Sa’ad Lamjarred to go viral in youtube. In this short period of time, it was released, it has already hit the 35 million mark with over 21 thousand positive comments. Arab music lovers would remember that Sa’...
06.06.2015 - 09:44 By S.H.Moulana
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Today is World Environment Day (June 5th)
The international theme for this year is, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet, consume with care”. This theme highlights the fact that human needs, economic growth and the sustainable us of the environment are directly associated. Food, air and water needed for the beings are obtained from the environ...
05.06.2015 - 06:57 By Manjari Peiris
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Modi: Infallible And Invincible!
It is one party that began a day or two before the actual date of the ‘birth’ and seems likely to last a year when the next installment will take off. And now that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has completed one year in office, who says that he does not speak to the press? The media, whether prin...
05.06.2015 - 06:46 By Atul Cowshis - Syndicate Features
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EDB moving top Lankan education providers to Maldives next week
Buoyed by its success of the educational promotions of 2014 in Male, the EDB is facilitating the largest Lankan educational delegation to Maldives next week. The promotional tour is organized in collaboration with Sri Lanka High Commission in Male. The second time such an educational delegation is f...
05.06.2015 - 06:38
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Sri Lanka Celebrates International Day of Vesak : “Fostering World Peace through Cultural Education”
The Embassy of Sri Lanka in France & Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO in collaboration with the National Commission of Sri Lanka to UNESCO convened a three day symposium to celebrate Vesak, a day of International Observance at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 27th-29th May, 2015...
05.06.2015 - 06:25
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‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’
The University of Peradeniya, a long standing bedrock of academic discourses in many aspects of Sri Lanka’s development process was the location chosen by the Center for Social Science Studies for the launch of the timely publication of ‘Identity Politics and State – Building in Sri Lanka’ edited by...
05.06.2015 - 06:07
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